University of Northwestern Ohio

HEERF II Grants

2021 COVID-19 Emergency Grants for UNOH Students

The University of Northwestern Ohio is offering Emergency Grants ranging from $1,500 - $2,100 for eligible students who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

These emergency grants can be used by eligible students who are struggling with tuition and living expenses or facing other unexpected financial challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care expenses incurred after December 27, 2020.

CRRSA Act

As part of the Federal Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), money was set aside for Higher Education Institutions to provide aid to students facing financial hardships.  This second fund, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), granted the University of Northwestern Ohio approximately $1.95 million to be used to directly assist eligible students experiencing financial hardships caused by the continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To be eligible for the federal relief dollars, a student needs to have attended classes on or after December 27, 2020, have a 2020-2021 FAFSA on file, and demonstrate financial need as defined by the FAFSA which includes an expected family contribution (EFC) between $0 and $5,711. In addition, students must meet all guidelines as determined by UNOH and the US Department of Education.  A list of these eligibility requirements is listed below.

There are approximately 997 students eligible to receive Emergency Grants from UNOH through the HEERF II Grant program.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Students must fill out the application for the grant found on the MyUNOH Portal prior to June 1, 2021.
  • UNOH Emergency Grant Committee will review each application to determine eligibility.

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Funds will be disbursed until they are exhausted. For those eligible, the Emergency Grant will be posted to the student’s account and used to cover university charges, or a check or direct deposit will be processed within 30 business days of receipt of the application.  Final due date for applications is June 1, 2021.

In order to receive the Emergency Grant funds in a timely manner, the University encourages students to sign up for direct deposit.  Step-by-step instructions to setup direct deposits are available on the MyUNOH portal.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Emergency Grants are awarded in accordance with federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations.  The U.S. Department of Education requirements are listed below.

Eligible Students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen.
  • Have attended classes on or after December 27, 2020
  • Have a 2020-2021 FAFSA on file in Financial Aid office.
    • Students selected for verification must have verification completed.
  • Have a financial need as defined by the FAFSA which includes an expected family contribution (EFC) between $0 -$5,711 as indicated on the Student Aid Report.
  • Have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 after December 27, 2020.

EMERGENCY GRANT DISTRIBUTION AMOUNTS

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Emergency Grant Amount
$0 - $2,500 $2,100
$2,501 - $4,000 $1,700
$4,001 - $5,711 $1,500

 

For more information about the Emergency Grants contact EmergencyGrant@unoh.edu

GRANT DISBURSEMENT STATUS

HEERF Student Portion

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As of July 31, 2020, 1,468 students received emergency funding through the CARES Grant program. The total amount awarded as of this date is $1,953,877.  The student portion of the HEERF funding has been exhausted and any applicant who applied by July 10, 2020 and met eligibility requirements at the time was awarded assistance.

HEERFII Student Portion

As of April 15, 2021, 536 students received emergency funding through the HEERF II Emergency Grant program. The total amount awarded as of this date is $1,061,600. 

Numbers will be updated every 30 days with current disbursement amounts from the University of Northwestern Ohio to students who applied for, and are eligible to receive, Emergency Grants in accordance with standards set by the U.S. Department of Education.

HEERF Institutional Portion

The University of Northwestern Ohio must also report the amount of remaining funds designated to the University to offset additional expenses created by the pandemic on a quarterly basis.  These reports are posted below and will be updated quarterly with current disbursement amounts awarded to the University of Northwestern Ohio from the U.S. Department of Education.

UNOH HEERF Quarterly Report Ending 9-30-20

UNOH HEERF Quarterly Report Ending 12-31-20

UNOH HEERF Quarterly Report Ending 3-31-21